Joint media releases
A joint-agency police investigation has resulted in the seizure of approximately $4.7 million cash, 5kg of illicit drugs, and a number of cryptocurrency automatic teller machines, following inquiries into the importation of prohibited drugs and alleged money laundering in New South Wales.
An FBI-led global campaign targeting transnational criminal syndicates conducting and facilitating Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes has resulted in the arrest of 65 people world-wide, highlighting an issue that can have devastating consequences for Australian businesses.
An AFP-led investigation targeting transnational organised crime has seized 416kg of cocaine off Yorke Peninsula, the biggest haul of illicit drugs ever confiscated in South Australia, worth an estimated street value of more than $166 million dollars.
Two members of a criminal syndicate arrested in 2019 for importing 228 kilograms of cocaine into Sydney have been sentenced to 28 and 23 years’ imprisonment respectively.
The Australian Federal Police-led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce (CACT) has secured the forfeiture of $2,745,000 in illicit cash and three luxury cars after three separate investigations in Western Australia.
Six people have been charged after detectives seized a national record of cannabis at a rural property in the state’s west, with an estimated potential street value of nearly $67 million.
Three men are expected to face Perth Magistrate's Court today (5 January 2022) charged over an alleged plot to import almost $100 million worth of methamphetamine into Western Australia ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate three men who are wanted over their alleged participation in organised criminal groups in Sydney’s south-west.
The second phase of the Australian Federal Police-led Operation Ironside will be launched today under a nationally-coordinated strike against organised crime.
A man will face court today charged after Raptor Squad detectives seized two firearms, illicit drugs, and $90,000 cash from a house in Sydney’s south-west.